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Royal Ahrend Inspiration Centre in Amsterdam 190705

The emergence

The WELL Building Standard contains 105 performance requirements for a healthy and comfortable working environment for humans. The standard is the culmination of seven years of research into the effect of workplace-related factors on well-being. While other standards, such as BREEAM and LEED, focus on the effects of real estate on the environment, the WELL Building Standard focuses on human health and well-being.

Royal Ahrend Well sled base chairs upholstered in green at Kvadrat store in Amsterdam DSF3245
‘The WELL Building Standard is perfect for what we've always been doing: creating vital workplaces.’
Ingrid Groeneweg WELL AP
Royal Ahrend office project HumanTotalCare in Son SP24

7 focus areas 

The WELL Building Standard focuses on seven concepts: air, water, light, nutrition, fitness, comfort and mind. Each concept has a number of characteristics that it has to meet. For example, in-door lighting can be circadian lighting or you could improve colour quality. In the updated second version of the standard, the concepts are expanded to include movement, sound, materials and community.

Getting started

Do you want your workplace to meet the WELL Building Standard? We are happy to be a part of this process.  Our specialised interior architects start by making a strong interior design, a good foundation for certification. Many features are about interior architecture.  Of course, we suggest products that score well, such as the Balance Comfort and the Loungescape Powernap, but in the end it's about the interior as a whole.  So we test all the characteristics, such as light and comfort, take into account the right materials and apply additional planting.

‘My WELL study has made me more aware of material and product choices and the impact our work environment has on our health.’
Marlous Kool WELL AP

Certification

You can be awarded silver, gold or platinum in three different categories: New and existing building, New and existing interiors and Core and Shell. As certified WELL APAs, Ingrid, Alisa and Marlous guide the certification process and give appropriate advice. This process consists of six steps: pre-certification (optional), registration, evidence delivered, verification measurement performance, certification and re-certification (within three years).

Royal Ahrend Showroom in Sint Oedenrode SP04
black and white portrait of Ingrid Groeneweg

Do you want to get started with the WELL Building Standard?

Our WELL AP's are looking forward to meet you

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